This Sunday marks the 44th anniversary of Loving v. Virgina, the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage. Now in 2011, a different struggle related to marriage equality is on the political forefront. Comparisons and connections between interracial marriage and same sex marriage have been made in pieces like this one (via Huffington Post) and this one (via American Foundation for Equal Rights). The Loving Day and marriage equality movements were also the focus of a workshop at at the 2010 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference at De Paul University (podcast available here via iTunes U).
MRN Chair-elect Heather Lou shared her thoughts and personal reflections on this topic with an excerpt from a paper she wrote recently: Continue reading “Loving Day thoughts: Marriage equality for all”